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Employee Hiring Stats

Inc. Magazine logo - RF Cafe Inc. magazine published a few statistics relating to trends in employee hiring based on polling of employers. The upshot is that personal networking through current employees has greatly supplanted job websites and headhunters for finding quality employees. Here are a few of the numbers from hiring companies:

-  50% of have abandoned
   job boards.
-  98% use LinkedIn, 42%
   Twitter, 33% Facebook.
-  7% of applicants come
   from referrals but account
   for 40% of hires.
-  47% 3-year retention of
   employee referrals, but
   only 14% from job boards.
-  $1,200 average referral
   bonus to employees



Posted  May 2013